Parent abuse : opening up a discussion of a complex instance of family power relations

TEW, Jerry and NIXON, Judy (2010). Parent abuse : opening up a discussion of a complex instance of family power relations. Social Policy and Society, 9 (04), 579-589.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746410000291
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    Abstract

    In the UK, the issue of parent abuse remains an unacknowledged and under-researched form of family violence receiving little recognition within social policy and professional practice. This may in part be due to the way it transgresses conventional notions of family power relations in which children are seen as potential victims but not as perpetrators. In this paper, we develop a framework for analysing the complexity of family power relations and explore how these may inform the context in which parent abuse and victimisation occurs. This may help to inform constructive policy and practice responses to this issue.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746410000291
    Page Range: 579-589
    Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
    Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 10:11
    Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 13:52
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4611

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